Volkswagen Beetle Overview
The iconic Volkswagen Beetle, or more fondly known as the ‘Bug’, is the quintessential people’s car. Born in 1938 during a rather grim period of the world’s history, little did Ferdinand Porsche know that the two-door, rear engine car that his team designed and engineered would go on to shape the automotive industry as we know it today.
Unlike the original, the new Volkswagen Beetle has a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout. It features a lower profile while retaining the iconic shape of the original Type 1. Codenamed the Typ 5C, Malaysian has seen numerous iterations of the iconic nameplate since its introduction including the unique Beetle Dune, the Beetle Cabriolet and the limited edition ‘Herbie 53’ design.
The most recent models on offer are the facelifted 1.2 Litre TSI coupé available in both the Design and Sport trim, introduced back in 2019. Imported directly from Puebla, Mexico, prices start from RM 137,620 for the Design and RM 148,620 for the Sport (OTR without insurance). The facelifted Volkswagen Beetle comes with a redesigned bumper and a new colour option known as Silk Blue, offered alongside the usual Habanero Orange, White Silver, Tornado Red, Dark Bronze and Pure White.